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Bradley Davies & Stephen Ferris controversial tackles discussed

Barnes got Ferris decision wrong, says disciplinary panel:

http://www.irishtimes.com/newspaper/sport/2012/0209/1224311521532.html

great. Bolted. Horses. Door. etc

3 Years, 6 Months ago

Bradley Davies & Stephen Ferris controversial tackles discussed

Ferris deserves an apology...........does Barnes have a facebook page, like Owens?

3 Years, 6 Months ago

Bradley Davies & Stephen Ferris controversial tackles discussed

Re BD: Touchjudge should be cited for a shit decision. It has to go both ways.

Re Ferris: Decision should be overturned and he should be apologised to. It has to go both ways.

Reason: Players leg was still on the ground, and there are two elements to the tip that are illegal, not one! First- the angle - feet over hips, or essentially, above 45 degrees. Second, and this is crucial, you have to show disregard of safety in placing the player. So, for example, dropping the player form a height, and a 90 degree angle, shoulder/neak/head first - that's disregard (and what BD did, without the ball!)

Ferris on the other hand, did not do anything especially dangerous in the placement, and was about 5 degrees over 45 degrees, but just FOR ONE LEG!

3 Years, 6 Months ago

Wales seal victory with late kick in Six Nations thriller against Ireland

Ireland didn't deserve to either win or loose. Should have been able to close it out. Wales were stronger, dominated first 20 mins especially.

Linesman should be cited for BD tackle.

Ferris left one leg on the ground therefore it wasn't a tip tackle - Wayne Barnes you moron! And isnt the tip tackle also about failing to place the player safely - that was a reasonably safe put down. (But Uldterlads need to learn from Leinster and Munster - never give the ref the opportunity to make a vital mistake that could cost u the game. Paddy Wallace 2009 against Wales anyone?!?!)

Check out the tommy bowe juggle before the ball went out, which led directly to a try for Wales. The ball DOES NOT TOUCH THE GROUND. Seriously. It bounces from Bowe to the, wait for it, cameraman's camera. This leads directly to a Wales' try. Doesn't the ball have to hit the ground to be used again directly?

BOD badly missed by Ireland - small but so powerful in the tackle and at the breakdown.

Downey should be brought in for a trial/go, O Mahony from squad to full team, Ryan instead of O Callaghan - all prob for the match after France (based on Kidney's conservatism)

Those big Welsh lads have a lot of momentum behind them - good luck to them.

3 Years, 6 Months ago

Young hooker Christopher Tolofua demolishes fullback Juan Imoff

Imoff indeed.

3 Years, 7 Months ago

Samu Manoa and Mike Haywood crunching tackles vs Harlequins

does it cut both ways Buzz? Northampton are well into it, but are flattering to deceive atm. CF HC final last yr and against Munster this year.

Ultra hyping after a single tackle, swan dives, loads of tattoos, celeb girlfriends and lifestyles....its all a bit ott. Thou of course the hit bit can be good for adrenalin etc.

There is sth v superior about hammering someone and not even getting animated about it...

3 Years, 7 Months ago

Referee Nigel Owens - 'This is not Soccer'

buzzkilington: the new james the convict. :-) (one for the oldies here on RD!)

3 Years, 7 Months ago

Classic Encounters - Montpellier vs Racing Metro on New Year's Eve

incredible stuff, so fast and accurate (esp for 15 min clip) weather looked v good too, which probably helped.

Somehow, that was almost like league...is supposed to be! I'm sure in reality there was plenty of trad forward play, but it seemed v league like....

3 Years, 7 Months ago

Luke McAlister's big charge through Nick Evans in the Heineken Cup

i suppose after all the nascewa-hipkiss comments, this is bound to be seen as a yellow and shoulder charge? I can see why ppl complain that some of these front on collisions are harmless enough when compared to spears etc....

as an aside, those anglo-saxon surnames ain't half sidewayz on occasion (hipkiss to twelvetress....)

3 Years, 8 Months ago

Stephen Ferris scores a powerful try against the Scarlets

@besthookertown: The irish provinces are starting to bring people through now in the 2nd and back rows, tfb. Its up to the international team to start playing them.
@huh - has SOB been tried at 8 ? Or is it just that you reckon his style would suit it?

3 Years, 8 Months ago